Author Archives: Mitchells Roberton

Adie Hunter

The Directors of Mitchells Roberton Ltd are pleased to announce another expansion of the Company. The firm of Adie Hunter of 15 Newton Terrace, Glasgow, G3 7PJ, will merge with us with effect from 3 March 2017 under the name … More

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October 2016 – Executor Appointment Changes

Introduction  Something was said about the new Succession (Scotland) Act 2016 in the Bullet Point Updates for February and March this year. This update focuses on one particular aspect of the changes concerning the procedures for the executors appointed under … More

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September 2016 – New Regulations Non-domestic Energy Performance

Introduction The Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016 (“the Regulations”) came into force on the 1st of this month. The explanatory note published as part and parcel of the Regulations gives a flavour of their scope: … More

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December 2015 – Scottish Rate Of Income Tax

Background  Section 80C of the Scotland Act 1998 provides: “(1) The Scottish Parliament may by resolution (a “Scottish rate resolution”) set the Scottish rate for the purpose of calculating the rates of income tax to be paid by Scottish taxpayers.” … More

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November 2015 – Sorting Out Consumer Disputes

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 came into force last month. It is largely the result of a review of the law about consumer rights conducted jointly by the (English) Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission. The review culminated in … More

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October 2015 – Private Tenancy Rent Control

Introduction  The Bullet Point Update (No. 4) for April this year said something about changes in the offing for private rented sector tenancies. Things have moved on a bit since then and the changes now included in The Private Housing … More

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August 2015 – “It’s not fair and we will act” – The new Inheritance Tax allowance for residential property

One of the things in George Osborne’s Summer Budget speech which attracted a lot of attention was the announcement of the phasing in of a new Inheritance Tax (“IHT”) allowance of £175,000 (to be added on to an individual’s existing … More

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July 2015 – Execution In “Counterpart” Goes Live

Legal Writings (Counterparts and Delivery) (Scotland) Act 2015 (“the Counterparts Act”) General background Contracts may be formed in various ways. For example, in relation to the sale and purchase of a house, a succession of formal letters are normally exchanged … More

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Paul Neilly becomes Director

The Directors of Mitchells Roberton Limited are delighted to announce that Paul Neilly has been made a Director of the Company as from 1st July 2015.

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June 2015 – “Don’t Take This To A ‘Greedy Lawyer!” – Home Made Wills

The words in the title appeared in the notebook of Mrs Melanie Gibson who died on 7th October 2012. Her notebook also included other wording as follows:

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